Name: Minotauro

Alternate Name: Minotaur

Source: classical

Nature: mythical

Gender: male

Description: A hybrid beast, half man and half bull, the minotaur is the offspring of Pasiphae (wife of Minos king of Crete) and a bull. Minos placed this "infamy of Crete" in the middle of a labyrinth. To appease its raging fury, Minos placated the Minotaur with a yearly tribute of seven young women and seven youths. He was eventually killed by Theseus, who found his way out of the labryrinth with the aid of a ball of string given to him by Ariadne.


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Violent

Doré, Gustave

Doré, Minotaur